To mark the beginning of summer and the end of the theater season, we have prepared a gift for our audience. You can take advantage of the promotion "One Ticket for Two" for all performances in our repertoire by entering the code "Summer" in the "I have a voucher" field on and Treat yourself to an unforgettable theater experience at the start of summer. We look forward to [...]

June 11, 2024

Today, rehearsals began for the performance "The Iron Candlestick" based on the novel by Dimitar Talev, directed by Kalin Angelov. "The Iron Candlestick" is the first book in Talev's tetralogy, which also includes "Ilinden", "The Bells of Prespa", and "I Hear Your Voices". The novel is considered one of the peaks of Bulgarian literature. The set design and costumes are by Ilina Grozeva, and the composer is […]

May 29, 2024

Actor Teodor Kukov, who was recently awarded a certificate from the Municipality of Blagoevgrad for his contribution to the development of culture, has a personal premiere in the performance "Noticed in Blagoevgrad" on May 27. The documentary performance, directed by Neda Sokolovska, tells the stories of interesting people from the city and has enjoyed great success over the past two years. In the month of […]

May 27, 2024

The director of the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre, Stayko Murdjev, and the actor and head of the acting school at the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre, Teodor Kukov, received honorary certificates from the mayor of Blagoevgrad Municipality, Mr. Metodi Baikushev. The awards are given for high creative achievements and contributions to the development of Bulgarian culture on the occasion of the day of Slavic writing, education, and culture [...]

May 24, 2024

Here's the translation: On the day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, the Blagoevgrad Drama Theater is holding an "Open House Day" event, where visitors will be able to tour the backstage areas and learn how the theatrical magic happens. The actors will be expecting their most loyal fans at 11:00, 12:00, and 13:00 on May 24th, for [...]

May 18, 2024

The performance "The Transfiguration" at the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre in Blagoevgrad, directed by Veselka Kunchеva, has received six nominations for the "Askeer" Awards 2024. The performance, which premiered last May, is nominated in the categories of "Best Performance," "Direction" (Veselka Kuncheva), "Set Design" (Marieta Golomehova), "Costumes" (Marieta Golomehova), "Music" (Milen Apostolov), and "Debut" (Theodor Nenov for the role of [...])

May 9, 2024

The play "Spotted in Blagoevgrad" has been selected for the National Festival of Small Theatre Forms in Vratsa. The documentary play, directed by Neda Sokolovska, will participate in the prestigious forum focused on chamber performances on June 11 [...]

April 15, 2024

On April 7th, with a celebratory performance, the Satirical Theatre "Aleko Konstantinov" awarded the "Golden Kukerikon" prizes for contributions to the development of the art of comedy and satire. One of the major winners of the evening was actor Kalin Vrachanski, honored in the "Male Role" category [...]

April 9, 2024

The public consultation unit of the Regional Development Council for the Southwest Region organizes public discussions on the Concept for Integrated Territorial Investments (CITI), with the Dramatic Theater "Nikola Vaptsarov" as the leading partner. Public discussions on CITI BG16FFPR003-2.001-0165 "Culture as a tool for sustainable development of tourism, territories, communities, and businesses in the Southwest Region" will be held according to the following schedule:

April 5, 2024

On March 27, on the occasion of World Theatre Day, the traditional official ceremony for the National "IKAR" Awards for 2024 took place in the National Theatre. These awards have been presented since 1974, and this year marks their 50th anniversary [...]

March 28, 2024

Today, March 11th, rehearsals for the new exciting play "The Birthday of the Infanta" by Oscar Wilde, directed by Todor Valov, began at the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre in Blagoevgrad. "The Birthday of the Infanta" is one of the most popular fairy tales by the Irish writer. During the first rehearsal, the director shared with the actors that this is a tale about cruelty [...]

March 11, 2024

Two personal premieres are upcoming at the Drama Theater "Nikola Vaptsarov." The actress Mina Kaukova enters the play "Metamorphoses" by Ovid, directed by Stayko Murdzhev, on March 6th, while Nedilyana Pavlik becomes part of the team of "Comedy for Tenors" from March 8th [...]

March 4, 2024

'Nikola Vaptsarov' Drama Theatre has a total of four nominations for this year's national 'Ikar' awards, presented by the Union of Bulgarian Artists. The grand spectacle 'Metamorphoses' based on Ovid, directed by Stayko Murdjev, has been recognized in the categories of 'Masterful Technical Performance' and 'Set Design' for Nikola Nalbantov. The contemporary interpretation of Kafka's novel 'The Metamorphosis,' directed by Veselka Kuncheva, is nominated in [...].

February 2, 2024

The most-watched performance during last seasons at the 'Nikola Vaptsarov' Drama Theatre in Blagoevgrad returns to the stage after a long pause. The last performance, nominated for four 'Icarus' and 'Askeer' awards, was staged in 2022. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is a play about the cult of youth and beauty, about narcissism as a disease of the soul, about the thin line between art and life […]

January 12, 2024

Actress Lora Hristova takes on the role of Gwendoline Fairfax in the play 'The Importance of Being Earnest' by Oscar Wilde, directed by Anton Ugrinov, and will have her personal premiere on January 29. The play has been performed with tremendous success since 2021 […]

December 29, 2023

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